WCSU Dormitory Commissioning

Project Overview

DTC was responsible for the preparation of the program design for construction of a new dormitory project at Western Connecticut State University. The project was a design/build project with Konover Construction Corporation and Herbert S. Newman Partners, P.C.

This 350 bed apartment-style 122,000 sq. ft. residence hall accommodates a mix of two and four students per suite. Each unit contains two furnished bedrooms, bathroom furnished living/ dining area and a small kitchen.

In addition, there are accommodations for 12 Resident Assistant staff and one Resident Director each with their own unit. DTC was also retained to perform construction administration on-site throughout the aggressive one year project schedule to ensure program requirements were being met. This dormitory project also required Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification and commissioning which DTC provided services to insure compliance with the requirements.

DTC, as part of the commissioning process, prepared a Commissioning Manual that included all the functional and prefunctional test requirements for the HVAC, plumbing, electrical and fire protection systems. DTC worked closely in the field with the contractors to ensure proper documented startup, performance and operation of all the systems which included a chiller, 104 fan coil units, standby generator, oil-fired boilers, Simplex fire alarm system, and other major building components.

DTC conducted LEED meetings with the Architect, General Contractor, and subcontractors to ensure proper documentation was prepared to demonstrate LEED certified compliance. DTC reviewed the calculation and data supporting the LEED points to ensure compliance with the USGBC requirements.

Project Scope

Services

Construction Administration, Program Management, System Commissioning

DTC Role

Sub consultant

Cost

$25,000,000

Owner/Client

Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, Division of Construction Services

Architect

Newman Architects (formerly Herbert S. Newman Partners, P.C.)

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